The Altamont Pass Wind Farm located in the Altamont Pass of the Diablo Range in Central California. It is a one of the earliest wind farms in the United States. The wind farm is composed of over 4900 relatively small wind turbines of various types, making it at one time the largest farm in the world in terms of capacity. Altamont Pass is still the largest concentration of wind turbines in the w...
India, China reopen Silk Road pass.
NATHU LA, China-India Border - Asian giants India and China opened a Himalayan pass to border trade on Thursday, 44 years after a frontier war shut down the ancient route.
The "stepstone" for all potential prospectors during the 1898 Klondyke Gold Rush. People arrived by ship in Skagway, AK, than had to schlepp around 100s of kg of supplies up the valley and up the pass. On top of the pass (the border between Alaska and B.C.) there was a weigh scale where Canadian official checked if goldrushers had enough supplies to last one winter in the Yukon. They ...
The Torugart Pass is a pass in the Tian Shan mountain range. Elevation: 3,752 m (12,310 ft).
The pass is the main border crossing between the People's Republic of China (Xinjiang province) and Kyrgyzstan. The nearest large Chinese city is Kashgar, the nearest Kyrgyz city is Naryn. The road on the Kyrgyz side, from Torugart to Naryn and then to Balykshy and Bishkek, is narrow and ...
This is the world´s highest border crossing at 4760m between Pakistan and China on the spectacular Karakorum Highway. The actual Immigration to China is 70k down the road in Tashkurgan, but there are Chinese and Pakistani officials right there on the Pass.
The route will pass through remote areas of high intensity
earthquakes, low temperature and atmospheric pressure.
Approximately 780 km (485 mi) of the line will be laid at
an elevation of 4,500-5,000 m (14,765-16,405 ft), with the
highest point reaching 5,072 m (16,641 ft) at the Dangla
(Ch: Tanggula) Mountain pass. At elevations in excess
of 4,000 m (1...